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Charged with Witchcraft to be Burned at the Stake

Janet Harestanes - 1700

In an article written for The Scottish Historical Review, Lizanne Henderson writes about a Janet Harestanes that was charged with witchcraft in Dumfries, Scotland in 1699.  Fortunately the church was lenient and did not punish her with death. 

The title of the article is, "The Survival of Witchcraft Prosecutions and Witch Belief in South-West Scotland by Lizanne Henderson", a lecturer in history at the Crichton Campus of the University of Glasgow.

Henderson, L. (2006) The survival of witchcraft prosecutions and witch belief in South West Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 85 (1). pp. 52- 74. ISSN 0036-9241 http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/7706/ Deposited on: 15 October 2009